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Nissan has recalled 48000 Qashqui cars sold across the world, all made in Sunderland, after a Finnish journalist posted a video of a steering wheel coming loose.
Nissan are recalling thousands of Qashqai's made in Sunderland after problems were discovered with steering wheels on certain makes.
A dealership in South Shields has told Tyne Tees they think a steering wheel would only come off if the engine were switched off and real force was applied.
A major recall is underway of thousands of Nissan cars in the region - and around the world.
The Sunderland based company will check 48 thousand Qashqai cars in total.
There are concerns some steering wheels could come loose.
Nissan is recalling approximately 48,000 Model Year 2012 Nissan Qashqai, Qashqai+2 and 3,000 Model Year 2012 NV200 vehicles in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East and Oceania after steering wheel concerns.
Nissan has just confirmed that they are recalling 7,000 of the Sunderland-made Qashqai due to a steering wheel fault.
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Nissan recalls thousands of vehicles built in Sunderland after a Finnish journalist posted a video of a steering wheel coming loose.